The first table below looks at the demand for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Sheffield region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 29 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing XML 3 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.38% 5.59% 4.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.17% 16.39% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 1
Average daily rate £195 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +17.64%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
58 61 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 26.61% 34.08% 29.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 38 20
Average daily rate £275 £310 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
XML
South Yorkshire

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Sheffield region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Sheffield region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML.

1 10 (62.50%) SOAP
2 9 (56.25%) Web Services
3 8 (50.00%) HTML
3 8 (50.00%) Java
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) Project Management
4 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) J2EE
4 7 (43.75%) CSS
4 7 (43.75%) JAX-WS
5 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 6 (37.50%) REST
5 6 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (37.50%) Spring
5 6 (37.50%) JVM Tuning
5 6 (37.50%) JDBC
5 6 (37.50%) JSP
5 6 (37.50%) Servlets
5 6 (37.50%) XSD
5 6 (37.50%) XSL
5 6 (37.50%) Struts
5 6 (37.50%) JBoss
5 6 (37.50%) Tomcat
5 6 (37.50%) XHTML
5 6 (37.50%) MySQL
5 6 (37.50%) WML
5 6 (37.50%) Hibernate
5 6 (37.50%) Scrum
5 6 (37.50%) SOA

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (37.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (6.25%) CMS
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (6.25%) MS Access
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
1 1 (6.25%) Toad
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Java Developer
3 6 (37.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Senior DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) SOAP
2 9 (56.25%) Web Services
3 8 (50.00%) HTML
4 7 (43.75%) J2EE
4 7 (43.75%) CSS
4 7 (43.75%) JAX-WS
5 6 (37.50%) REST
5 6 (37.50%) Spring
5 6 (37.50%) JDBC
5 6 (37.50%) JSP
5 6 (37.50%) Servlets
5 6 (37.50%) XSD
5 6 (37.50%) XSL
5 6 (37.50%) Struts
5 6 (37.50%) XHTML
5 6 (37.50%) WML
5 6 (37.50%) Hibernate
6 4 (25.00%) .NET
7 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
8 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Health Informatics
1 1 (6.25%) Online Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Informatics
1 1 (6.25%) Replication
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 6 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
2 6 (37.50%) JVM Tuning
2 6 (37.50%) Scrum
2 6 (37.50%) SOA
3 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
3 1 (6.25%) Document Management
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.25%) CMMI
3 1 (6.25%) e-GIF
3 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) VBA
5 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.25%) VBScript
5 1 (6.25%) VB
5 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) HL7
2 1 (6.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (6.25%) SRDF
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
1 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.25%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (6.25%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) JBoss
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Sitecore
4 1 (6.25%) Ektron
4 1 (6.25%) Axway
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Sun
4 1 (6.25%) EMC
4 1 (6.25%) BMC
4 1 (6.25%) Veritas